On Tuesday, Virat Kohli issued a statement which completely differs from what Ravi Shastri has said before. Actually, Kohli voiced that the Indian team didn’t come underprepared for the Test series against South Africa, on the other hand, Shastri had said that Team India should arrive ten days early in a bid to prepare better.
“I personally don’t feel that we didn’t feel prepared starting this series. I won’t sit here and point that out after losing a Test series. We had a week to prepare ourselves, five days because one day we were travelling.”
“So we had that and we went ahead with that. As I said, we are not going to sit and think of outside factors that made us lose. It was our errors, our mistakes of not capitalising on situations that led us to the result being 2-0 so far.”
“Responsibility isn’t just one-sided. I think it’s a collective responsibility of everyone and those aspects (of preparing early) are and have been a point of consideration for a while.”
Kohli further added: “I always keep thinking about my game, how I can learn as a captain and get better in every aspect of what I do. Even focusing on the positives, you need to be able to still work on your positives to be able to be a consistent international player over a period of time. I have never stopped learning and I will never stop learning.”